Letters from the Front

Private John Cushnie

Near the start of training

Private Collection

Thursday, July 06, 1916

Transcribed by: Anne Hales


London, July 6, 1916

Dear People:-

     I suppose you will be surprised to see that this letter is posted from London instead of from Camp Borden.

     Poor Harold Bright .  We were very much surprised and sorry to hear of his sudden death.  Everybody in the camp here, officers and men both thought a lot of him.

     We are in quarantine for spinal meningitis but I haven’t heard of any cases except Harold yet.  We were all doped this morning with stuff to guard against it.  Euart is feeling O.K. again although he still has a bit of a cold yet.

     On Wed. afternoon we went out for our first route march.  It was about 10 miles in length and just long enough for me.  I think I lost about 5 lbs. in sweat but a shower bath afterwards made me feel a lot better. 

     We had church parade this morning and that is all for today but I don’t think they will let us go down town today so will have to pass the time sleeping and reading.

     Well I must close now  Hope you are all well and write soon

Lovingly

John

Pte J. Cushnie

Signal Section

153rd Battalion

Hillcrest Camp

London


This is part of the John Cushnie Collection. This is a collection of approximatly 98 letters from 1916 to 1918, and a diary with 220 entries from 1918. These letters and diary entries, were very gratiously provided by Anne Hales.

 

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